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KINGMAN - Donna Lee Williams, 59, of Kingman died Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 with many family and friends by her side at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor; 14 years to the day her father Don Thibeau passed away. She was born on Valentines Day, February 14, 1956 in Augusta, a daughter of Donald Thibeau and Mary Giley.

Donna was a graduate of Gardiner High School. She was a devoted Catholic. She relied on her faith to heal the loss of her son Travis A. Williams in 2004. She was a very tough, courageous, down to earth, outgoing and spontaneous person; which were just a few words that described her. She was dedicated at being a professional domestic engineer for her high school sweet heart whom she was very proud of. Her hobbies included gardening, fishing, cooking, reading, scrap booking, and just hanging out.

Donna was vice president of operations for Yankee Airboat Corporation in Sebago Maine for many years. She was a colon cancer survivor and had many operations and complications from them over the years. Her biggest joy in life was her beautiful grandchildren whom she loved to spoil. Donna made sure there were always plenty of presents under the Christmas tree. She will be missed by many people that looked up to her as a saint.

Donna was predeceased by her son Travis A. Williams, grandparents Ada and Hazen Chambers, her mother Mary Gilley, her father Don Thibeau, sister Tina Thibeau, sister-in-law Betty Tomkins.

Donna is survived by her husband of 45 years, Harold Williams, her son Jesse H Williams, her step-mother Helen Thibeau, brother Donny Thibeau, sister Tammy Rideout, sister-in-law Nancy Bourget, brother-in-law Ronny Waldron, daughter-in-laws Jessica K Brown and Shannon Dumont, mother and father-in-law Yvette and Rodney Waldron, her four grandchildren whom she adored; grandsons, Derek W Jordan T and Brayden T Williams, granddaughter Lauren R Williams, aunt Cynthia Sukeforth, great aunt Margaret Atkins, cousin Becky Hanscom and many other cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and relatives across the country plus her three hound dogs Lilly, Daisy, and Jay Jay.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, April 1, 2016 from 4 to 7pm at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave Gardiner. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday April 2, 2016 at 10am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Gardiner.

There will be a reception to celebrate Donna's life following the service at the American Legion Post, #4 Griffin St Gardiner.
Published on  April 1, 2016
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